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'Critical' Online Privacy Protections for Children Advance to Senate Floor Vote

"For far too long, Big Tech has been allowed to regulate itself at great expense to the health and well-being of young Americans," said the head of the advocacy group Fairplay.

Jessica Corbett ·


House Hearing Exposes Gun Industry's Profiting 'Off the Blood of Innocent Americans'

"These companies are selling the weapon of choice for mass murderers who terrorize young children at school, hunt down worshippers at churches and synagogues, and slaughter families on the Fourth of July."

Brett Wilkins ·


Study Ties 'Forever Chemicals' Exposure to Billions in US Health Costs

One co-author said the findings show the cost of cleaning up and replacing PFAS "is ultimately justified when considering the tremendous economic and medical risks of allowing them to persist in the environment."

Jessica Corbett ·


Biden Told Not to Give Publicly Owned Covid-19 Vaccine Tech Over to Corporations

"There is no compelling reason to offer this technology on a monopoly basis to a corporation," nearly 30 advocacy groups write in a new letter.

Jake Johnson ·


Khanna Calls Biden EPA, FAA Refusal to Join Hearing on Lead in Children's Blood 'Unconscionable'

"I would expect this of the previous administration, but not this one."

Jessica Corbett ·


WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Public Health Emergency

"We have an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly through new modes of transmission, about which we understand too little," said the WHO chief.

Jake Johnson ·


50 House Democrats Urge Biden to Declare Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

The lawmakers are also advocating for increased vaccination efforts as well as an interagency appointee to coordinate federal strategy and combat stigmatization.

Jessica Corbett ·


Renewed Calls to Ban Glyphosate After Toxic Herbicide Found in 80% of US Urine Samples

"This chemical should not be in our bodies," asserted one green group in response to a new CDC study.

Brett Wilkins ·


In Earnings Call, Pfizer Celebrated Chance to Profit Off End of Public Health Measures

"Prevention is key and should be the humane top priority, not lining pockets," said one observer.

Julia Conley ·


'Good. Now Declare It,' Says Pressley as Biden Mulls Health Emergency for Abortion Rights

"This is a public health emergency," Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley said of the right-wing assault on abortion care.

Jake Johnson ·

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